Chinese Mountain Club of New York

tclogo02 Member Club of New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

04/26/2023 - CMC Newspaper Clippings Dated Back to 1984, contributed by Peter Lau
02/23/2023 - Ken Lloyd Award for Outstanding Member Club from NJNY Trail Conference, posted by Hong Huang
2022 - 风雨之后见▒彩虹▒▒ An experience of the Gin's Challenge Hike 2022, by JianNing Meng
05/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP, article by Jordan Chang (10 yr old)
05/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP, article by Vincent Chang (8 yr old)
05/23/2017 - D51, article by Ar Shuo
04/04/2017 - D06, article by Ar Shuo
03/31/2017 - D02, article by Ar Shou
03/30/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭D1, articby Ar Shou
04/09/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal, NO3 on 04/09/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
04/09/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal, NO2 on 04/09/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
04/09/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal, NO1 on 04/09/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
04/04/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal on 04/04/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
04/03/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal on 04/03/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
04/02/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal on 04/02/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
03/01/2016 - Xi Yu Lao Hu's AT Journal on 03/01/2016, article by Xi Yu Lao Hu
2015 October - Thunder River -- One of the Top Ten Backpacking Destinations, article by Chi Chan
2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
2014 May - Climbing Mount Shsta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
2013 September - Forbidding Canyon Excursion, article by Chi Chan
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 1, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 2, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 3, article by James Wang
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part1 - Renmants of the Ancient Past, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part2 - Mt. Wheeler's Climb, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part3 - Ghost Ranch, article by Chi Chan
05/04/2013 - Gin's 26 Miles Hike, article by Chung Leung
11/2012 - Into The Escalante, article by Chi Chan
09/2012 - Touring Alaska by RV, article by Feng Chen
08/2012 - A Walk in The Woods, article by Chi Chan
4/21/2012 - The New Era of Gin's 26-mile Hike, article by Chi Chan
4/21/2012 - Mission Completed - A Novice Long Distance Hiker's Training Towards Gin's 26 miles, article by James Wang
2011/07 - Climing Mt. Rainier, article by Helen Huang
2010/07 - Climing Longs Peak, article by Wendy Zhou
2011/08 - Italy Trip Journal, article by Feng Chen
11/13/2011 - Joy, Pain and Passion - A Beginner Long Distance Hiker's Autumn Training Program, article by James Wang
2010/8 - Mt Rainier Trip, article by Danny Zhu
2006 - Longs Peak Trip, article by Helen Huang
2009/12 My Long Distance Hike on 3/21/2009 by Wendy Zhou
2009/12 My Trip Journal on Mt. Kilimanjaro by Helen Huang
2009/12 Greetings from Azerbaijan by Chi Chan
Year 2009 Yellowstone Hikes by Yong Shou Li
2009 - Rain Bow Bridge Trip, article by Chi Chan
2009 - Buckskin Gulch Trip by Chi Chan
May 2009 - Paria River Canyon by Chi Chan
4/18/2009 - Gin's 26 Miles hiking by Chi Chan
8/4/2008 - Mount Rainier 2 trip by Chi Chan
9/21-23/2008 - Utah Trip - Backpacking into the Maze by George Li
9/20/2008 - Night Hiking Adventure In Horseshoe Canyon by Mandy Wong
9/25/2008 - Salt Creek Canyon Trip by Chi Chan and HY Lee
Jan 2008 Sudan Camel Trek by Chi Chan
9/1/2007 the Labor Day Camping trip by Sharron Ou
2007 Memorial Day Camping-An Adventure-One After Another! By Elizabeth R. OuYang
6/11/2007 Mt Rainier Climb by Chi Chan
2007 Gin's 26-Mile Hike by Chi Chan
A Walk in the Woods - A Poem by Christin Wu

Mt. Marcy Camping Trip Diary, by Christin Wu

The Training Trail (Part 1), Chi Chan

The Training Trail (Part 2), Chi Chan

09/04/05 CMC Labor Day Camping Trip Photos by CiCi

09/03/05 Minnewaska Park Photos by Alex Wei

08/28/05 CMC Annual Summer BBQ

Crossing the Knife Edge Article by Chi Chan

Acadia National Park Photos by Chi Chan

08/01/05 Minnewaska State Park Photos by Olson Wu

Angel Falls Part 2 Journal
by Chi Chan

The Lost World Journal
by Chi Chan

Crossing the Knife Edge
by Chi Chan

Mount Everest Journal
by Chi Chan

Nepal Artocle Report #1
by Chi Chan

Banff Article
by Michael Tam

China Trip Article
by Tahoa Chen

Gins 26 Mile Hike Article

by Chi Chan

A Call to Duty Article
by Liz OuYang

Presidents Weekend Ski Trip article at Lake Placid
by Elizabeth OuYang

Slide Mountain Trip Article
by Sarah Ip

Kilimanjaro Trip Journal
by Chi Chan

A Day of Real Mushrooms and Fake Gems
by Elizabeth OuYang

The CMCNY Survivors
by Chi Chan

CMCs Article on Newsday
by Freelance Writer Marc Ferris

He Promised The Moon
by Elizabeth OuYang

Pedal To You Drop

by Elizabeth OuYang
Its your choice!  Why bike 35 miles, when you can do 55?  Better yet, if you can do 55, 75 miles is just around the corner. After 75, pedaling to a century is a piece of cake.

Mount Whitney - A Gentle Beast
by Chi S. Chan
It seemed that my backpack was 10 times heavier than the one that I carried for practice in Harriman Park. Both my hips and knees felt the pressure and each step upward required more the strength I could afford...

A Beginner Hikers Impression

by Elizabeth Tom (07/2002)
The level B 5-mile hike to Pine Swamp at Harriman State Park took place on a nice sunny day with 70 degree temperature and low humidity with a group of more  than 20 people led by Yet Chang...

Fire Island Article 1
by Kady Harn (6/2002)
If you ask me how I remember the beach walk on the Fire Island on the last Saturday. These are few moments engraved in my mind...

Fire Island Article 2
by Richard Wong (6/2002)
A beach walk on Fire Island the day after the Summer Solstice, the First Day of Summer and the longest day of the year.

Nature vs Nurture
by Wade Zhang (5/2002)
The 2002 annual 26-mile hike was put on May 12, the Mothers Day Sunday due to scheduling conflict.  Since last years leaders were not available, I was made the leader for the trip...

No Pain, No Gain
By Liz Ouyang (4/2002)
While the motto of the first CMC weekend biking trip of the year was clearly No pain, no gain, the lingering question was But, where is the gain?...

ALOHA and MAHALO to Hawaii, The Most Unforgettable Hike

By Chi Chan, November 27, 2001

A Day of Interesting Twists and Turns
By Elizabeth R. OuYang
How could the last short, Level A hike of the year start with 25 hikers
and end with three?!! . . . and still be labeled a success!!

The Triumph of the Human Spirit
2001 Memorial Weekend Camping Trip
Elizabeth R. OuYang
The biking/camping trip to Pennsylvania posed many obstacles before we even pitched our tents or mounted on our bikes ...

26 Mile Hiking Reports (5/2001)
by Chi Chan - 26 miles hike
by Michael Tam - The Best Pain Killer

  Record Breaking 69 People Turn Out For First CMC Short Hike
Elizabeth R. OuYang (4/2001)
CMC sets world revisionist history with 69 people attending the first CMC short hike of the year to Stockridge Mountain. (While Sharon Jiang and Allen Wang remember larger groups in the past, it doesnt count because they cant remember the names of everyone who went!) ...

  Adventure in Death Valley
Chi Chan (11/2000)

  Yosemite Trip Note
George Li (8/2000)

  A Vertical World of Yosemite - Half Dome
Chi Chan (7/2000)

My first attempt to a 10,000 feet mountain - BIGHORN PEAK
Chi Chan
Why dont you sing, Charlie?, with his usual soft voice, Mr. Michihiko Okamoto (Mikie), broke the silence. I am concentrating on my breathing, Charlie apologetically replied.
Three of us, Mikie, Charlie and I pushed ourselves slowly towards the hill.  We began our 3,000 feet ascent after a 4-mile relatively flat hike. A few seconds later, I started to feel a little bit shortness of breath ... (read on)

  Appalachian Trail Through Hike Journal (Part 1) - George Li
On April 24th late evening, I took a bus from New York to Gainesville, GA, arriving 4:30 p.m. on the 25th of April, took a taxi to the approach trail at Amicalola Falls State Park. At 6:30 a.m. on the 26th, the first hiker I saw was Grandpa B Mr. Frank Boucher from Draper, UT. He grew up in Montana and retired in Utah. He asked did I have a trail name.  I replied, Jersey George. This name stuck with me for the rest of the journey...

Appalachian Trail Through Hike Journal (Part 2) - George Li
May 3, I started only from Sassafras Gap Shelter and made a dash for Fontana Dam, 21.8 miles away. I arrived at the road head and was surprised to see a phone with a notice Dial 0 for operator and shuttle. There was a $1 fee for getting around the resort...

Appalachian Trail Through Hike Journal (Part 3) - George Li
May 29 Finally arrived at Pearisburg, VA, weather had been hot and dry.  Water was hard to come by at the high elevation springs. This meant I routinely hauled water for 10 miles for an extra 5 lbs. When I got in town & walked to the hostel (Holy Family Hospice) (see photo), I was surprised by how nice this old barn converted to hostel was.  It had hot showers, a complete kitchen with working stove/range, and a lot of bunk space, plus a scale to weigh yourself on.  Outside there was a pavilion for dining and lawn space for tents... 

Trail Journal for Balsam Cap Mountain in the Catskill
George Li
Lone, Rocky Mountain, Balsam Cap & Friday Mountain are nested on the South flank of Slide Mountain, separated by the Neversink River Valley.  From Slide Mountain, 4 distant peaks rise up on the ridgeline. Our interest in climbing these 4 peaks gone way back to 4 years ago, one Thanks giving holiday, at the East Col of Slide Mountain, trying to traverse these 4 peaks in one day...

The Bear Story
George Li
It was late in the night when I finished my trip and back to the campsite, I was doing a backpacking trip in the Adirondacks of New York State...

Moonlight Beach Walk with CMC
Chi Chan, August 8, 1998
The late afternoon sun gradually diminished from the horizon,
Left behind its passionate trail lingering in the western sky,
Slowly and slowly.fading away, ...

Chi Chan
Rt 44 was on the right and Rt 378 was on my left, I had no idea  which road I should choose. I had been riding on a bike about two miles without realizing that I was all alone.  I hated myself for not taking a map from Francis and I hated myself even more for not paying attention when Francis explained the direction of the trip ... (read on)

  Watkins Glen State Park
Chi Chan
While I was enjoying the canyon around me, Mr. Rong approached me with a smile.  He suggested that I should write something about what we saw today.   I pondered for a moment and gladly accepted his invitation ... (read on)

The Differences Between Warm Weather Army Field Training vs. Hiking/Camping
Johnny Ngai
During the summer months in the mid 1980s, I received my basic army training in Kentucky, North Carolina & Georgia. I learned the following differences between recreational hiking/camping and warm weather army training ... (read on).

    [Chinese Mountain Club of New York] [About CMCNY] [Policy] [Membership] [Outing Schedule] [Articles] [Photos] [Meeting Locations] [Hiking] [Trail Maintenance]
    Copyright CMCNY © 1997-2024, Send comments & questions to